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Jean MacBryde, who grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, met Bob Swenson on a blind date when he was a freshman at Washington University School of Medicine.  “It was a terrible blind … more
The 36-year Mt. Airy resident, who wrote countless fascinating and entertaining articles for many area publications, including the Chestnut Hill Local, died April 15 at the age of 91. more
Marion Lucille Steinmann had a long career at Life magazine, where she started as a science reporter and was later promoted to associate editor. more
Margaret (Peggy) Jane Hendrie, a lifelong Chestnut Hill resident, passed away peacefully at age 74 on March 18, surrounded by her family. more
"I was really motivated by the power of community radio to reach local diverse groups with underrepresented sounds and ideas," Bear, a Roslyn native, told me a decade ago. "The major radio stations were owned by big corporations that do not want to take chances or rock the boat. It is all about money.” more
Betty Sherman, a former art teacher at Springside School who died March 15 at age 89, was the kind of teacher who inspired students - many of whom stayed in touch long after graduation. more
Despite his lofty pedigree as a member of the first family of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy, George Woodward III was a soft-spoken, modest gentleman whose lifestyle was proudly pedestrian. more
Moe Albert Brooker, a beloved, longtime Germantown resident and one of Philadelphia's most renowned artists, died Jan. 9 after a brief stay at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He was 81. more
“I had never even met many of these families,” Buck, 89, said last week during an interview in his living room, “but they bring me fabulous meals and want to stay and talk. It was a real shock, and I am so appreciative of what they are doing that I wanted a wider audience to know how caring this small community is.” more
Dratman was an internationally-renowned research scientist, former professor at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and the Medical College of Pennsylvania, as well as a sought-after lecturer throughout the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. more
Stern, a legendary fundraiser for the Curtis Institute of Music in Center City, lifelong camper, animal lover and outdoor enthusiast who hiked most of the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail, died at home Jan. 9, surrounded by his loved ones, after a long battle with cancer. more
Gene Caffrey, a longtime Chestnut Hill resident whose creativity and strategic sense of adventure led him from a budding legal career to real-estate entrepreneurship and then to the authorship of a … more
Ned, as he was known to friends, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 22.  He grew up in Greensburg, PA, with his older sisters Mary, Jean (Anderson), and Ann (Krissinger). At Greensburg … more
Saget, star of the two long-running TV shows “Full House” and “America's Funniest Home Videos.” was a 1975 graduate of Abington High School.  more
Dr. Amy Catherine Brodkey, a renowned psychiatric pioneer with more than 46 years of experience in the medical field and a resident of Mt. Airy for 43 years, died Nov. 22 of heart failure at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood at the age of 72.  more
Horst S. Daemmrich, a scholar, professor and author with an international reputation in the world of academia died Nov. 26 of congestive heart failure at the age of 91 at his home in Flourtown. more
Miriam Lippman Finkel, who devoted her life to family and social justice issues, died after a long illness on Wednesday, Oct. 27 in the East Mt. Airy home where she had lived for 60 years. She was 94. more
The family of Charles M. Peterson, III, will hold a Celebration of Life in his honor this weekend. Charlie passed away peacefully on November 15th, 2020.The service will be held on Nov 13th at 4 pm … more
Chief Buffy Red Feather Brown, a Mt. Airy resident for 52 years and passionate Native American activist, died at age 93 on Oct. 23 at the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice in East Falls. more
William Edward Gillies died peacefully in his sleep on 26 September 2021 at the age of 87, after a long illness. more
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